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It's been a while since I've done a recently read post and that's mostly because I had a hard time getting books on loan from the library so I was resorting to reading authors I wasn't really into and thus books I finished, but weren't my norm / not anything I'd ever recommend. Here are a few books that I've seen on other people's lists and one absolute must read psychological thriller! 

Wasted Words: Cam and Tyler cannot be more opposite. Cam is a petite, quirky, super smart and also doesn't see herself as someone Tyler would ever want to consider dating since he's former all-american football stud who just happens to date models! Cam and Tyler are also roommates and extremely close friends. Tyler figures out first that he and Cam are pretty a perfect match but because of her past she can't shake the feeling that they aren't a good match. The best way to describe this book is cute. It's a lighthearted read and I thought it was well worth the price. If you have kindle unlimited, it's free! There's three books in this "Austen" series and I plan on reading all three because who doesn't love a feel good romance?!
Between Me and You: I'll be honest and say I didn't like this book until the very end until I understood what the author was doing. Each chapter alternates between Ben and Tatum. What really confused me was each chapter was a different year and keeping track of what was happening to each of them at that time was a little hard. They have shared a life together for almost two decades - in that time you get to see where they were truly happy and when their problems began. The author made the two characters incredibly relatable and this was one of the first books I remember where I liked both main characters equally! The Theory of Opposites is also written by this author and I reviewed that last year. 
In Twenty Years: I really wanted to like this book about 6 friends from college that came back to celebrate the birthday of one of their friends that had passed away. Each chapter alternates between the friends and within the chapters you're dealing with their current lives and their life 20 years ago. Keeping track of the friends wasn't that hard, but I found all the characters to be pretty terrible and then just when I was expecting the author to really close it out - the book sort of ended. It took me way too long to get through this book and I just didn't enjoy it. If you read through some of the reviews of the book a lot of folks felt the same way. 
The Wife Between Us : Oh this book was SO good. Part one has you convinced that you know what's happened and then right as you get into part two you are hit with a HUGE twist! I audibly gasped reading the last line of part one because I just didn't see it coming at all! I don't want to give anything away but this was a great thriller and one that will keep you guessing! I love a good epilogue and this one left me completely speechless - it was such an amazing way to bring things full circle! This should be your next read! 

Next on the reading list in Match Made in Manhattan and then The Last Mrs. Parrish - one chick lit book and one thriller! Keeping things nice and balanced! What are you reading these days?

48 comments

  1. Cool books! I wish I had more time to read.. I used to read before going to bed but now I’m always so exhausted that I simply fall a sleep!

    TheNotSoGirlyGirl // Instagram // Facebook

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  2. I am finishing Passenger and next up is The Mrs. Parish but think there may be an Amazon order today for The Wife Between Us! I love a good thriller! Have a wonderful day!

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  3. Ohhhh that last one sounds so good! I love books when they are unpredictable like that!

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  4. I always love hearing about new books so I love these kinds of posts! I am just about done with my first book for 2018 (which is a huge accomplishment for me...it was my New Year's Resolution haha!) and I'm looking to add more to my list. I always love reading a good romance book so I am going to check out Wasted Words. Thanks for the recommendation, Biana!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  5. I'm totally going to check out The Wife Between Us! That sounds so good and I love a good twist!

    Katherine | www.oneswainkycouple.com

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  6. I’m currently reading the latest kristin higgins. So good so far!

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  7. Just requested the wife between us from the library! Thanks for the rec, it sounds amazing!

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  8. I loved the Last Mrs. Parrish!

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  9. Adding The Wife Between Us to my to read list now!

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  10. Definitely checking out the Wife Between Us. I love a good twist and this one sounds too good!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  11. Adding The Wife Between Us to my growing reading list!

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  12. Wasted words sounds right up my alley! I am reading another Elin Hilderbrand book this month because I needed something sunny and upbeat with this weather lol. I also like to alternate reading non-fiction and fiction.
    xo
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

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  13. i mean who doesnt love a good chick lit book? i def do! also wasted words looks super cute! more to add to my amazon wishlist :)

    xo
    K

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  14. The Wife Between Us is going on my list- sounds like my type of book!

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  15. Oh The Wife Between Us sounds like a great read. Thanks for sharing, totally adding it to my reading list.

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  16. I really need to start reading books for fun. Sigh. Or sleeping. ;)

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  17. These all sound like some great reads! Thanks for the recs!
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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  18. I just love books that totally make you gasp & you dont see what's coming. I'll have to add The Wife Between us to my list!

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  19. These books sound really interesting. Have a good day.
    https://sugarcoatedbears.blogspot.com/

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  20. I have the Wife Between Us on hold at the library and I CANNOT wait to read it! Glad to hear you enjoyed it!

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  21. I love books that make you gasp out lout unknowingly, I need to add The Wife Between Us to my list. I've been rifling through books much faster than usual lately, and need to fill up my to-read list <3
    Green Fashionista

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  22. Love Staci Hart books! I’ll be reading the last one in the Austen series, too. :) The Wife Between Us sounds like a must-read!

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  23. I remember seeing In Twenty Years and thinking it sounded good, but the reviews kept me away, so I'm glad I didn't bother with it. I never figure out twists, but somehow figured out the first one in The Wife Between us pretty early on, so I was bummed because that definitely took away most of the suspense for me.

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  24. Going to have to read The Wife Between us! I have heard a few people say its pretty good!

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  25. The Wife Between Us is going in my queue! In 20 Years sounds like a rip off of the Big Chill. I am reading the Circle and it is sooooooo long.

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  26. I already have The Wife Between Us on my TBR and I just added Wasted Words. I hate when I hate all the characters in a book. It is hard for me to continue on if I have no one to root for or relate to.

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  27. Thanks for the review! I've had The Wife Between Us on my reading list but definitely need to get on it!

    Zelle | Southern Style 

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  28. That last one sounds REALLY good!! Maybe I will make it my next book! :-) Thank you for sharing!!

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  29. You have me sold on reading the wife between us. I can't wait.

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  30. The Wife Between Us is on my list and I can’t wait to read it! I’m glad that it was one of your favorites!

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  31. I'm glad I read your review on In Twenty Years because I was just about to go put it on my wish list because I was totally judging it by it's cover. I guess that's why they say not to do that. Lol.

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  32. I have such a hard time reading novels that switch between characters/years/scenes because I usually don't get huge chunks of time to read; therefore, I'm trying to pick up where I left off and that's so hard to do with so many different angles! The Wife Between Us sounds so good!

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  33. I'm thinking The Wife Between us is a must read! I'm always a sucker for a lighthearted romance too!

    Brooke
    pumps and push-ups

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  34. Adding The Wife Between us to my list -- sounds like my kind of book.

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  35. The Wife Between Us sounds amazing!!!

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  36. The Wife Between Us sounds great - I love a book that draws you in like that and has a big twist!

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  37. I've heard great things about The Wife Between Us! I'm getting ready to post my January books tomorrow and all of the ones I read were so good!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  38. The Wife Between Us sounds like a great thriller...one that keeps you on your toes and has a big twist! I've been reading some great thrillers recently but none of these are on my list. Thanks for recommending some great future reading! Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

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  39. That first book sounds right up my alley!!! And I am going to go request The Wife Between Us from the library right now!!!

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  40. So many awesome books! I hope to find some time to read a new book super soon! I think I would love The Wife Between Us!

    <3 Shannon 
    Upbeat Soles

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  41. Well, now you have me curious about The Wife Between Us! I love when everything isn't so predictable in a book or movie. I like to be taken back by surprise, which then forces me to reanalyze everything I read or saw to see if the second time around I get what happened and why. Thanks for sharing, beauty, and I hope you're having a great day so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    THE STYLE CONTOUR

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  42. Waiting for The Wife Between Us from the library.

    In 20 Years got a lot of small Philly stuff wrong and that annoyed me as much as the terrible people in the book.

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  43. I have both The Wife Between Us and The Last Mrs. Parrish on my to-read list. I'm on a suspense book kick, and I just can't get enough! Happy reading this month! XO

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  44. I think I saw the Wife Between Us at Barnes and Noble last time I was there and was super intrigued! Definitely will have to pick it up!! Happy Friday girly!

    Rosy Outlook

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  45. I love books that keep you guessing! Terrific twists are the best! Thanks for the recommendations. Have a great weekend ahead! xo - Brenda // Chatting Over Chocolate

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  46. in twenty years! Thank you for sharing this because I was actually about to start reading that one. I will have to try the wife between us instead.

    Bowlines and Lace

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  47. I'm always on the hunt for new reads so I love blog posts like this that sum them up really well! The wife between us sounds really good, I will for sure have to pick it up! Great review. Hope you have a wonderful week ahead! XO -Kim

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